Friday, January 26, 2018

Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to the January 2018 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Each month, on the last Friday of the month, the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! The January Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, January 26th and closes Monday, January 29th at midnight. 

Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, January 31st. The winner should contact Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the January Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

The prize draw is closed. The WINNER of the hop is Priscilla Gotham, selected from from Deneen Treble's blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Sarah Miller's Blog. After visiting me, head on over to Deneen Treble's Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.

I created one of my favorite type of projects, an 8" x 8" card folio, for my project this month. 
I attached two sheets of cardstock together to create a side-fold, 8" x 8" card folio. I used the bright and retro colors of the Young at Heart Paper Collection to create a cover for my folio. Using the truck image from the Simply Classic Die, I cut out one of the pre-colored images from the paper collection and popped it off the card with foam tape.
I stamped the roses with the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set and die cut them with the Classic Rose Die. I used paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection. I shaded the flowers with distress ink and then used the 3D Rose Shaping Mold to shape the flowers before assembling them. I placed a bit of glitter glue into each flower center. 

I should note that this is the first time I have used the NEW Shaping Molds. My oldest son bought me a set of the molds for Christmas, but this is the first chance I have had to try them out. The mold works very well, and does make shaping the flowers a bit easier. I have to play a bit more to see if I get better results. I used the printed paper and spayed them with too much water, so the paper became sort of limp. I had to allow the flowers to dry overnight before I could assemble them! To see a "how-to" video, click HERE.

The leaves are stamped from the Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set onto green paper with green distress ink, then cut with the Simply Classic Die.
The inside of the folio has space for two photos. (I sort of copied my layout idea from my Valentine's Folio, seen HERE.)
I used the car die from the Young at Heart Die set to cut out another of the pre-colored car images. I popped the image over one of the ephemera cards from the paper collection. 
I die cut the VW Bug using the matching die in the Simply Classic Die set and attached it and the die cut sign with foam tape. I love having the option of stamping, coloring, and diecutting images or simply die cutting the pre-colored images from the paper collection! Using the pre-made images from the collection makes for a QUICK project!
Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to  Deneen Treble's Blog next. DON'T FORGET...POST A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy Clement
Amarilys Doria
Vicki Dutcher
Martine Smith
Alissa Wells
Sarah Miller
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Deneen Treble
Archana Joshi

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Young at Heart Paper Collection
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
Simply Classic Die
Young at Heart Die
Classic Rose Die
Eyelet Circle Basics Small Die
3D Rose Shaping Mold
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Memento Dye Ink - Rich Cocoa

Other Products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth and Silky Midnight
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Black Diamond
Ink: Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon
Stamp: custom "place photo here"
Adhesive: ATG tape, Scor-tape, foam tape, Ranger multi medium


  1. Wow! Love this bright, bold retro folio, Gloria! What a great idea!

  2. Hi Gloria this is absolutely stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Super fun use of the papers and adorable vehicles 😊

  4. What a fun card folio with those sweet ol' jalopies and their bunches of flowers!

  5. OH MY GOSH, I love the flowers in all of the cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fabulous folio. Love the cars.

  7. Beautiful project and inspiring!

  8. Wonderful card folio. Great use of flowers combined with vehicles. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a wonderful project, love these vintage flowers and paper!

  10. This is fantastic. I love the retro style.

  11. This is lovely! I love the papers you have used! They are so pretty.

  12. So bright and cheery.

  13. What a great male card that would make. This set looks good for male cards.

  14. What wonderful cards. Great for men. Thanks so much for sharing...

  15. This is so fun and
    love both the front
    and the inside!
    Carla from Utah

  16. Beautiful project! Love the flowers!

  17. I love the combination of the terrific mini pick up truck and the flowers - nostalgic macho charm LOL.
    As always, you have such a terrific eye for things that just 'work' so well together!

  18. This is a fab idea! I can imagine sending card-picture folios home to the kids and grandkids when I’m traveling for them to see what trouble I’m getting into😉. I’m definitely borrowing your idea. Cheers!

  19. I always like to see what you create. Beautiful as always.

  20. Gloria, I always adore your creations, and this is no exception! Great idea to use those dies to make your own ephemera from the papers. Your flowers look fabulous, and I'm intrigued about the flower shaping mold. I had a peek at your previous post too, and that is a DELIGHTFUL Valentine! Hugs!

  21. Great presentation. Gotta try one of these card folio's

  22. Just beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous!!!

  23. What's great card folio! I really want to try to make something similar. Love the colors, papers and design!

  24. Awesome card folio. Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us.

  25. Love the colors! So vibrant!

  26. Love the colour coordination! Enjoy creating!